Roaster’s tasting notes:
I always try and have a medium roast low acidity coffee that occupies the demand between the light and fruity and the darker espresso roasts. This offering from Sitio Terra Boa fits the bill perfectly.
Smooth milk chocolate with a caramel sweetness are the initial flavours experienced within a creamy body but this coffee has more to offer. The secondary notes , that increase in intensity as it cools , is that of fresh peanuts. The healthy alternative to a Snickers bar! Delicious.
Situated within the South of Minas, Sítio Terra Boa sits mightily atop a flat relief filled with coffee trees interspersed throughout the sloping mountains. Initiated in 1977, this farm works closely with our exporting partners at SMC as
part of the Ouro de Minas group, arising from the union of Claudeci de Araújo’s family, the owner and manager of Sítio Terra Boa.
Amidst the vast land dedicated to coffee production, there is also another area of land preserved for native forest, and protected water springs revealing the importance of nature conservation and environmental preservation within not only Sítio Terra Boa but the Ouro de Minas group overall.
Claudeci has gathered a couple of farms in the Sul de Minas and Cerrado regions who work to effectively to produce high quality coffee whilst preserving environment. Today the group he created encompasses 500 hectares of coffee and 250 hectares of preserved wilderness and 6 natural springs.
It is essential producers in Brazil work with the environment and create initiatives similar to the one generated at Sítio Terra Boa to ensure the production of high-quality coffee in addition to maintaining the rich biodiversity of Brazil. This is achieved via resource conservation and ecosystem preservation.
Additionally, the Ouro de Minas group works to ensure the people involved in coffee production and harvesting have the necessary support and care to create a sustainable coffee-producing community.
This lot is truly a gem – reflecting the future of coffee in the South of Minas within Brazil